[Haskell-cafe] Are you a Haskell expert? [How easy is it to hire Haskell programmers]

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Sat Jul 3 05:57:22 EDT 2010

Brandon S Allbery KF8NH wrote:
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> On 7/3/10 05:22 , Andrew Coppin wrote:
>> Besides, why in the world do Haskell libraries have to involve C? I've
>> written and released several libraries on Hackage, none of which are in any
>> way related to C. Not every library is just a C binding, you know...
> Mainly because they're complex and already exist (and are often heavily
> optimized already); consider gtk2hs for the former and BLAS/LAPACK for the
> latter.  You *really, really* don't want to have to reimplement any of those
> as pure Haskell, trust me on this :)

Agreed. So let me rephrase: Why should _every_ Haskell library involve 
C? ;-)

(I suppose I'm just bitter because any Haskell libraries involving C are 
almost guaranteed to not work on Windows...)

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